- ReportAug 13, 2015
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted its fifth annual South China Sea conference on July 21, 2015. The event garnered more interest and a considerably larger audience—both in CSIS’s at-capacity conference room and online—than its four predecessors.
- NewsletterAug 10, 2015
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released data on the U.S.-India goods trade. The trend of reducing trade deficit with India has continued. The moderating trade balance does, however, undermine the "Make in India" campaign; this highlights the good and bad news of the move toward more balanced U.S.-India goods trade.
- ReportBy Maren Leed, J.D. McCreary and George FlynnAug 3, 2015
The demand for amphibious capabilities in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region reflects the operational and strategic challenges faced by the U.S. Marine Corps and Australian Defense Forces.
- NewsletterJul 16, 2015
India's Parliament convenes on July 21 and two big reforms are on the table. The first will create a "Goods and Services Tax" and the second will relax the rules on land acquisition. The ruling BJP party remains weak in the upper house of Parliament, questioning whether the two reforms put forth by Prime Minister Modi will be passed.
- NewsletterJun 9, 2015
India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry recently released its country-by-country trade data for fiscal year 2015. Alarmingly, the nation’s trade deficit with China has spiked by 34 percent to $48.5 billion—nearly 3 percent of the nation’s GDP.
- NewsletterMay 14, 2015
During the first year of the Modi government, we have seen both our economic and our strategic relationship with India placed firmly back on a positive trajectory. But in many ways, the year focused on “setting the table” for cooperation. In the coming year, leaders from both nations will focus on ways to breathe life into the principles outlined in year one.
- CommentaryBy Todd Summers, Katherine PeckMay 12, 2015
India is the second-largest recipient of grant assistance from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, with a three-year allocation under its new funding mechanism of US$850 million.
- NewsletterApr 2, 2015
The first half of the Budget Session of Parliament concluded on March 20. The Budget itself, as we predicted, was not a muscular reform package (the Budget’s role as a reform tool tends to be wildly overestimated). However, in the last two weeks of Parliament, the government passed critical economic reforms in three other areas.
- ReportMar 31, 2015
In 2013, India adopted a new Companies Act that redefines corporate governance rules in India. Among its many provisions, the Act includes a soft mandate that medium-size and large companies must contribute 2 percent of their profits (averaged across the previous three years) toward corporate social responsibility (CSR).
- Critical QuestionsMar 20, 2015